Christopher Sherman
  • Four admitted to hospital

Barrington Flemming – Staff Reporter

Another motorist fell prey along the black spot area of the Rose Hall main road in Montego Bay on Sunday, when the life of a young man was snuffed out in a motor vehicle collision, while four other persons were admitted to hospital in serious condition.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old bartender, Christopher Sherman of lot 22 Ranch Road, West Green, Montego Bay.

The Barrett Town police who are investigating, reports that about 2 a.m., Sherman was driving a Toyota Yaris motorcar from Falmouth towards Montego Bay with three women aboard.  It is further reported that on reaching the vicinity of Wagon Wheel, the vehicle collided with a Toyota Axio which was travelling in the opposite direction, towards Falmouth.

The three women in the car being driven by Sherman, along with the driver of the Toyota Axio, received multiple injuries and were taken to the Falmouth Public General Hospital where they were admitted in serious condition.

However, firefighters from the Ironshore Fire Department, who were quick on the scene, were called into action and were forced to use the Jaws of Life to cut Sherman from the wreckage.

His lifeless body was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sherman’s death pushes the number of fatalities in the parish of St. James, since the start of the year, to 19 from 18 crashes.

The parish of Westmoreland has similar figures to St. James, while Trelawny has recorded 16 fatalities from 13 crashes, with 10 persons dying from 9 crashes in the parish of Hanover.